Before I nearly found my death going down beach street nearth six because I thought I was the man as far as backpeddling went and didn't realize that the leather straps I had picked off the '77 Schwin were dried out and brittle and the left side busted and my one leg went flying wildly while the other made little circles in an attempt to keep balance and I was afraid to use the front brake because I didn't want to go sailingover the bars into traffic and make a red stain or go squeek as I hit... And I couldn't utter a scream because I was to busy holding my breath and then trying to free my other foot which had suddenly become locked into this wierd hop scotch type of ordeal when I finally got it out I was at the bottom of the hill worried I'd catch the dip and go flying so I leaned to a turn hit the dip semi sideways lauched up the sidewalk between to cars and caught a pole. Phew.
Before that I was at Penny Farthings. That guy told me my bike was to big for me. That my bike should have at least 6 inches of seat post. And that because it doesn't, is the reason I get so much BB flex. That I need a much smaller bike, and I wouldn't have frame flex. Is this true?
Also, why is it I keep eating innertubes at the valve where it comes through the rim?